Can surface disinfectants be applied with any type of gloves?

No. Each surface disinfectant has a safety data sheet (SDS), which includes specific information on the protective gloves’ requirements to handle the surface disinfectant in question.


Wearing gloves to protect yourself from direct contact (staff protection = PPE/personal protection equipment) can be necessary when handling surface disinfectants, e.g., disinfectants and laboratory chemicals. In the surface disinfectant’s SDS, you can find information about the respective gloves or glove materials under “Personal Protective Equipment” (PPE). This information should be mentioned in the guide for wearing gloves and made available to the employees.

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